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« Reply #4920 on: June 21, 2011, 03:11:42 PM »
Very good and impressive start to the tournament for Maria as she beats Chakvetadze 6/2, 6/1 :yahoo: :grind dance: :applause: For Maria's 1st match on the grass and first match since RG that was really impressive against a very solid player and a player who's been top 5 in the world. Maria got 68% 1st serves in and hit 24 winners to just 11 unforced and if she can maintain anywhere near that ratio she's going to be in brilliant shape to go a long way here. Was great to see Maria on the Centre Court to start things off and she's just absolutely loving her time on the court and especially here at Wimbledon. It'll be Laura Robson or Kerber next, they didn't get on so we'll know tomorrow. 1 down 6 to go for Maria then :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
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« Reply #4921 on: June 21, 2011, 03:14:29 PM »
Sharapova powers into Wimbledon second round :yahoo: :grind dance: :applause:

LONDON: Former champion Maria Sharapova powered into the second round at Wimbledon with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over fellow Russian Anna Chakvetadze on Tuesday.

Sharapova, who won the All England Club title in 2004, will play either British wildcard Laura Robson or Germany's Angelique Kerber in the last 64.

In a match moved to Centre Court late in the day, fifth seed Sharapova gave a command performance for the fans who stayed to watch the glamour girl begin her bid for a second triumph in south-west London.

Sharapova has been a firm favourite of crowds here since, aged just 17-years-old, she shocked defending champion Serena Williams to become the third youngest woman to win Wimbledon.

The 24-year-old has finally got back to that kind of form of late after a series of recurring injuries and arrived at Wimbledon up to sixth in the rankings after reaching the French Open semifinals.

Sharapova still dreams of landing another Wimbledon title and Chakvetadze, who had lost six of their seven meetings, never threatened to derail that ambition.

It only took Sharapova three games to secure the first break of the match and she pushed home the lead with another break to take the first set in the blink of an eye.

Chakvetadze, ranked 52nd and who has suffered a series of worrying health scares this season, surrendered another break at the start of the second set before Sharapova briefly wobbled as she double-faulted to gift the break back.

Sharapova quickly regained her composure to break twice more before serving out the match.
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« Reply #4922 on: June 21, 2011, 03:15:18 PM »
Tennis-Sharapova makes fluent start at Wimbledon :yahoo: :grind dance: :applause:

Former champion Maria Sharapova made a fluent start to her Wimbledon campaign with a 6-2 6-1 win over Anna Chakvetadze in the first round on Tuesday.

The Russian fifth seed and former world number one continued the form which brought her this year's Italian Open title to book her place in the second round.

Sharapova, who won Wimbledon in 2004 and has three grand slam titles to her name, never allowed her compatriot Chakvetadze to settle and produced some trademark booming groundstrokes to ease into the next round.
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« Reply #4923 on: June 21, 2011, 03:16:59 PM »
Lots of pictures of Maria from her 1st round win at Wimbledon :)

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« Reply #4924 on: June 21, 2011, 03:17:19 PM »
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« Reply #4925 on: June 21, 2011, 03:17:47 PM »
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« Reply #4926 on: June 21, 2011, 03:18:21 PM »
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« Reply #4927 on: June 21, 2011, 03:18:43 PM »
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« Reply #4928 on: June 21, 2011, 03:19:07 PM »
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« Reply #4929 on: June 21, 2011, 03:19:28 PM »
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« Reply #4930 on: June 21, 2011, 03:19:49 PM »
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« Reply #4931 on: June 21, 2011, 03:20:11 PM »
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« Reply #4933 on: June 21, 2011, 03:21:02 PM »
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